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Hansjörg Neth

Adjunct Researcher
neth [at] mpib-berlin [dot] mpg [dot] de

Short CV: 

 

  • since 2014: Lecturer in Social Psychology and Decision Sciences (Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Gaissmaier), University of Konstanz [go there >].
     
  • 2013/2014: Acting chair of General Psychology: Cognition, Emotion, Communication (Prof. Hans Spada), Albert-Ludwigs-University Freiburg [go_there >].
     
  • 2011–2013:  Researcher, Cognitive and Decision Sciences (Prof. Michael Waldmann), Georg-Elias-Müller Institute for Psychology, Georg-August-University Göttingen [go_there >].
     
  • 2008–now:  Researcher, Adaptive Behavior and Cognition (Prof. Gerd Gigerenzer), Max Planck Institute for Human Development, Berlin [currently on leave].
     
  • 2007–2008:  Research Assistant Professor, Cognitive Science Department (Prof. Wayne Gray), Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY, USA.
     
  • 2004–2007:  Post-Doctoral Research Associate, Cognitive Science Department, (Prof. Wayne Gray), Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY, USA.
     
  • 2004:  Ph.D. in Psychology. Dissertation: Thinking by doing: Interactive problem solving with internal and external representations (Prof. Stephen Payne). Cardiff University, UK.
     
  • 1998–1999:  Graduate Student Research Collaborator (Prof. Phil Johnson-Laird). Princeton University, NJ, USA.
     
  • 1998:  Diploma (M.Sc.) in Psychology (Prof. Hans Spada), Albert-Ludwigs-University Freiburg.

     

Research Interests: 

 

  • probability judgment, risk perception, financial decision making
  • rational task analysis, ecological rationality, heuristics
  • cognitive foraging, memory search, multitasking
  • immediate interactive behavior, embodied and embedded cognition

 


Selected Literature: 

 

  • Neth, H. (2014).  Warum Controller auf Heuristiken setzen sollten.  Controlling & Management Review, 58(3), 22–28.
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  • Neth, H. (2014). Wenn weniger mehr ist: Das Potenzial einfacher Heuristiken in Controlling und Management Reporting. In A. Klein & J. Gräf (Eds.), Reporting und Business Intelligence (2nd ed., pp. 43–57). Freiburg: Haufe Verlag.
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  • Neth, H., Engelmann, N., & Mayrhofer, R. (2014).  Foraging for alternatives: Ecological rationality in keeping options viable.  In P. Bello, M. Guarini, M. McShane, & B. Scassellati (Eds.),  Proceedings of the 34th Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Science Society (pp. 1078–1083).  Austin, TX: Cognitive Science Society.
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  • Neth, H., Meder, B., Kothiyal, A. & Gigerenzer, G. (2014). Homo heuristicus in the financial world: From risk management to managing uncertainty.  Journal of Risk Management in Financial Institutions, 7(2), 134–144.
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  • Moussaid, M., Kämmer, J., Analytis, P., Neth, H. (2013).  Social influence and the collective dynamics of opinion formation.  PLoS ONE, 8(11): e78433. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0078433
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  • Morais, A. S., Neth, H., & Hills, T. T. (2013). How healthy aging and dementia impact memory search. In M. Knauff, M. Pauen, N. Sebanz, & I. Wachsmuth (Eds.), Cooperative minds: Social interaction and group dynamics. Proceedings of the 35th Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Science Society (pp. 3104–3109). Austin, TX: Cognitive Science Society.
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  • Neth, H., Czienskowski, U., Schooler, L. J., & Gluck, K. (2013). Making robust classification decisions: Constructing and evaluating Fast and Frugal Trees (FFTs). In M. Knauff, M. Pauen, N. Sebanz, & I. Wachsmuth (Eds.), Cooperative minds: Social interaction and group dynamics. Proceedings of the 35th Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Science Society (pp. 43–44). Austin, TX: Cognitive Science Society.
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  • Sims, C. R., Neth, H., Jacobs, R. A., & Gray, W. D. (2013). Melioration as rational choice: Sequential decision making in uncertain environments. Psychological Review, 120, 139–154.
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  • Osman, M., Meder, B., Gigerenzer, G., Chater, N., Read, D., & Neth, H. (2012). What can Cognitive Science say or learn about economic crises? (Symposium). In N. Miyake, D. Peebles, & R. P. Cooper (Eds.),  Proceedings of the 34th Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Science Society (pp. 48–49).  Austin, TX: Cognitive Science Society.
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  • Buikstra, A., Neth, H., Schooler, L. J., ten Teije, A., & van Harmelen, F. (2011).  Ranking query results from Linked Open Data using a simple cognitive heuristic.  In Workshop on Discovering Meaning on the Go in Large Heterogeneous Data 2011 (LHD-11).  Barcelona, Spain: 22nd International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence (IJCAI-11).
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  • Neth, H., & Payne, S. J. (2011). Interactive coin addition: How hands can help us think. In L. Carlson, C. Hölscher, & T. Shipley (Eds.), Proceedings of the 33rd Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Science Society (pp. 279–284). Austin, TX: Cognitive Science Society.
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  • Neth, H., Schächtele, S., Duwal, S., & Todd, P. M. (2011). Competitive mate choice: How need for speed beats quests for quality and harmony. In L. Carlson, C. Hölscher, & T. Shipley (Eds.), Proceedings of the 33rd Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Science Society (pp. 699–704). Austin, TX: Cognitive Science Society.
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  • De Cruz, H., Neth, H., & Schlimm, D. (2010). The cognitive basis of arithmetic. In B. Löwe & T. Müller (Eds.), PhiMSAMP. Philosophy of mathematics: Sociological aspects and mathematical practice (pp. 59–106). London, UK: College Publications.
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  • Neth, H., Khemlani, S. S.,  & Gray, W. D. (2008). Feedback design for the control of a dynamic multitasking system: Dissociating outcome feedback from control feedback. Human Factors, 50 (4), 643–651.
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  • Neth, H., & Müller, T. (2008). Thinking by doing and doing by thinking: A taxonomy of actions. In V. Sloutsky, B. Love, & K. McRae (Eds.), Proceedings of the 30th Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Science Society (pp. 993–998). Austin, TX: Cognitive Science Society.
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  • Schlimm, D., & Neth, H. (2008). Modeling ancient and modern arithmetic practices: Addition and multiplication with Arabic and Roman numerals. In V. Sloutsky, B. Love & K. McRae (Eds.), Proceedings of the 30th Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Science Society (pp. 2097–2102). Austin, TX: Cognitive Science Society.
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  • Payne, S. J., Duggan, G. B., & Neth, H. (2007). Discretionary task interleaving: Heuristics for time allocation in cognitive foraging. Journal of Experimental Psychology: General, 36 (3), 370–388.
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  • Neth, H., Carlson, R. A., Gray, W. D., Kirlik, A., Kirsh, D., & Payne, S. J. (2007). Immediate interactive behavior: How embodied and embedded cognition uses and changes the world to achieve its goals. In D. S. McNamara & J. G. Trafton (Eds.), Proceedings of the 29th Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Science Society (pp. 33–34). Austin, TX: Cognitive Science Society.
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  • Gray, W. D., Neth, H., & Schoelles, M. J. (2006). The functional task environment.  In A. F. Kramer, D. A. Wiegman & A. Kirlik (Eds.), Attention: From theory to practice (pp. 100–118). New York: Oxford University Press. [PDF]
     
  • Neth, H., Myers, C. W., & Gray, W. D. (2006). Memory modulates visual search: Interactions of external and internal representations.  Journal of Vision, 6, 1077. [URL]
     
  • Neth, H., Sims, C. R., & Gray, W. D. (2006). Melioration dominates maximization: Stable suboptimal performance despite global feedback. In R. Sun & N. Miyake (Eds.). Proceedings of the 28th Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Science Society (pp. 627–632). Hillsdale, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum.
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  • Schoelles, M. J., Neth, H., Myers, C. W., & Gray, W. D. (2006). Steps towards integrated models of cognitive systems: A levels-of-analysis approach to comparing human performance to model predictions in a complex task environment. In R. Sun & N. Miyake (Eds.). Proceedings of the 28th Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Science Society (pp. 756–761). Hillsdale, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum.
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  • Neth, H., Gray, W. D., & Myers, C. W. (2005). Memory models of visual search: Searching in-the-head vs. in-the-world?  Journal of Vision, 5, 417.
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  • Neth, H., Sims, C. R., Veksler, V. & Gray, W. D.  (2004). You can't play straight TRACS and win: Memory updates in a dynamic task environment. In K. D. Forbus, D. Gentner & T. Regier (Eds.). Proceedings of the 26th Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Science Society (pp. 1017–1022). Hillsdale, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum.
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  • Neth, H., & Payne, S. J. (2002). Thinking by Doing? Epistemic actions in the tower of Hanoi. In W. D. Gray and C. D. Schunn (Eds.), Proceedings of the 24th Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Science Society (pp. 691–696). Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum.
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  • Neth, H., & Payne, S. J. (2001). Addition as interactive problem solving. In J.D. Moore and K. Stenning (Eds.), Proceedings of the 23rd Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Science Society (pp. 698–703). Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum.
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  • Neth, H., & Johnson-Laird, P.N. (1999). The search for counterexamples in human reasoning. In M. Hahn, & S. C. Stoness (Eds.), Proceedings of the 21st Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Science Society (p. 806). Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum.
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  • Neth, H., & Beller, S. (1999). How knowledge interferes with reasoning — Suppression effects by content and context. In M. Hahn, & S. C. Stoness (Eds.), Proceedings of the 21st Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Science Society (pp. 468–473). Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum.
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zuklappen Teaching

 

2013

Judgment and Decision Making: Research Debates (with Prof. Dr. Andreas Glöckner), M.Sc-Seminar, University of Göttingen.

 

Cognitive and Decision Sciences: Research Debates. M.Sc-Seminar, University of Göttingen.

 

Evaluation: Basic and applied evaluation research.  M.Sc.-Exam, University of Göttingen.

2012–2013

Academic key qualifications: Scientific research practices, Lecture and Seminars, University of Göttingen.

2011–2013

Learning theory, Seminars in General Psychologie II, University of Göttingen.

2012

Tutorial on Fast-and-frugal decision trees, Technical University, Berlin.

2011

Unit on The (Im-)possibility of making informed decisions im Modul Approaches to global politics: New challenges,  M.A. on  International relations online der Free University, Berlin.

2009–2012

Computational strategies for competitive mate search.  Workshop at various Summer Institutes for Bounded Rationality (with Dr. Julian Marewski and Dr. Björn Meder).  Max Planck Institute for Human Development, Berlin.

2009

Heuristic decision making in business contexts,  B.Sc-Seminar, with Julian Marewski and Fabrice LeLec.  Humboldt University, Berlin.

2005–2006

Cognitive psychology, Lecture/Seminar, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY, USA.

zuklappen Publications

Mousavi, S., Meder, B., Neth, H., & Kheirandish, R. (2017). Heuristics: Fast, frugal, and smart. In M. Altman (Ed.), Handbook of behavioral economics and smart decision-making: Rational decision-making within the bounds of reason (pp. 101-118). Cheltenham: Edward Elgar.

Gaissmaier, W., & Neth, H. (2016). Die Intelligenz einfacher Entscheidungsregeln in einer ungewissen Welt. Controller Magazin, 41(2), 19-26.
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Neth, H., Sims, C. R., & Gray, W. D. (2016). Rational task analysis: A methodology to benchmark bounded rationality. Minds and Machines, 26, 125-148. doi:10.1007/s11023-015-9368-8
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Neth, H., & Gigerenzer, G. (2015). Heuristics: Tools for an uncertain world. In R. Scott & S. Kosslyn (Eds.), Emerging trends in the social and behavioral sciences (pp. 1-18). New York, NY: Wiley. doi:10.1002/9781118900772.etrds0394
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Neth, H. (2014). Warum Controller auf Heuristiken setzen sollten. Controlling & Management Review, 58, 22-28.
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Neth, H. (2014). Wenn weniger mehr ist: Das Potenzial einfacher Heuristiken in Controlling und Management Reporting. In A. Klein & J. Gräf (Eds.), Reporting und Business Intelligence (Der Controlling-Berater No. 32) (Update, pp. 43-57). Freiburg: Haufe-Lexware.
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Neth, H., Meder, B., Kothiyal, A., & Gigerenzer, G. (2014). Homo Heuristicus in the financial world: From risk management to managing uncertainty. Journal of Risk Management in Financial Institutions, 7, 134-144.
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Morais, A. S., Neth, H., & Hills, T. T. (2013). How healthy aging and dementia impact memory search. In M. Knauff, M. Pauen, N. Sebanz, & I. Wachsmuth (Eds.), Cooperative minds: Social interaction and group dynamics. Proceedings of the 35th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society (pp. 3104-3109). Austin, TX: Cognitive Science Society.
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Moussaïd, M., Kämmer, J. E., Analytis, P. P., & Neth, H. (2013). Social influence and the collective dynamics of opinion formation. PLoS ONE, 8(11): e78433. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0078433
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Neth, H., Czienskowski, U., Schooler, L. J., & Gluck, K. (2013). Making robust classification decisions: Constructing and evaluating Fast and Frugal Trees (FFTs). In M. Knauff, M. Pauen, N. Sebanz, & I. Wachsmuth (Eds.), Cooperative minds: Social interaction and group dynamics. Proceedings of the 35th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society (pp. 43-44). Austin, TX: Cognitive Science Society.
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Sims, C. R., Neth, H., Jacobs, R. A., & Gray, W. D. (2013). Melioration as rational choice: Sequential decision making in uncertain environments. Psychological Review, 120, 139-154. doi:10.1037/a0030850
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Osman, M., Meder, B., Gigerenzer, G., Chater, N., Read, D., & Neth, H. (2012). What can cognitive science say or learn about economic crises? In N. Miyake, D. Peebles, & R. P. Cooper (Eds.), Building bridges across cognitive sciences around the world: Proceedings of the 34th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society (pp. 48-49). Austin, TX: Cognitive Science Society.
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Neth, H., & Payne, S. J. (2011). Interactive coin addition: How hands can help us think. In L. Carlson, C. Hoelscher & T. F. Shipley (Eds.), Expanding the space of cognitive science: Proceedings of the 33rd Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society (pp. 279-284). Austin, TX: Cognitive Science Society.
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Neth, H., Schächtele, S., Duwal, S., & Todd, P. M. (2011). Competitive mate choice: How need for speed beats quests for quality and harmony. In L. Carlson, C. Hoelscher & T. F. Shipley (Eds.), Expanding the space of cognitive science: Proceedings of the 33rd Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society (pp. 699-704). Austin, TX: Cognitive Science Society.
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Neth, H., Khemlani, S. S., & Gray, W. D. (2008). Feedback design for the control of a dynamic multitasking system: Dissociating outcome feedback from control feedback. Human Factors, 50, 643-651. doi:10.1518/001872008X288583
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